Overview


Robert M. Kline focuses on the legal cannabis industry, providing clients with regulatory and investment guidance in the ever-growing, rapidly evolving industry. He also is a member of the Trial Practice Group, and he routinely handles labor and employment issues, internal investigations, class action defense in both state and federal courts, and alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA).

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Results


  • Prevailed at trial in federal court on behalf of a Fortune 20 telecommunications company by obtaining permanent injunction enforcing restrictive covenants and a non-competition agreement against a high-level executive who attempted to work for a competitor
  • Represented a managed care organization in an internal investigation and a federal criminal investigation concerning international conspiracy to defraud Medicare
  • Obtained a complete dismissal of a class action complaint alleging violations of Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) against a Fortune 200 company

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Recognition


  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star in Business Litigation 2016 & 2017
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida 2014
  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite Award in the Up and Comer category 2014

Community


  • Pass It On, vice president
  • Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of South Florida

Credentials


Education
University of Florida Levin College of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 2007
Washington University in St. Louis, BA, 1997

Admissions
Florida

Courts / Agencies
US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
US District Court for the Middle District of Florida

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